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Intellectual Property and cyber piracy

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intellectual property
patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Federal and state laws protect intellectual property rights from misappropration and infringement
trade secret
a product formula, pattern, design, compilation of data, customer list, or other business secret
economic espionage act
a federal statue that makes it a crime for any person to convert a trade secret for his or her own or another's benefit, knowing or intending to cause injury to the owners of the trade secret
federal patent statute
a federal statute that establishes the requirements for obtaining a patent and protects patented inventions from infringement
patent
a grant by the federal government upon the inventor of an invention for the exclusive right to use, sell, or license the invention for a limited amount of time
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
a special federal appeals court that hears appeals from the board of patent appeals and interferences and federal court concerning patent issues
utility patent
a patent that protects the functionality of an invention
subject matter that can be patented
machines, processes, compositions of matter,
improvements to existing machines, processes, or compositions of matter,
designs for an article of manufacture, asexually reproduces plants, living material invented by a person
requirements for obtaining a patent
novel, useful, nonobvious
novel
an invention that is new and has not been invented and used in the past
useful
an invention that has practical purpose
-cannot be patented if it has theoretical benefit
nonobvious
an invention that is not obvious